Corpus Christi's Chief of Police updated the public on an ongoing investigation into last Thursday's fatal shooting involving one of the department's officers.
Last week, as we've reported, 55-year-old Dewboy Lister was fatally shot by a Corpus Christi Police Department officer after he allegedly led that officer on a foot chase that ended with a physical confrontation following a traffic stop.
In an interview with KRIS 6 News, Police Chief Mike Markle, with CCPD, said he wanted to be as transparent as possible about the ongoing investigation but also has to weigh three factors. Those, he said, were compassion for the family, the integrity of the investigation and the cohesion of the community.
Chief Markle also defended his department's decision to allow members of the media, including KRIS 6 News to view body camera footage from the incident but not record it. He said that video was not released directly because it amounts to evidence in CCPD's ongoing investigation.
"Of course, we can't release it, because it is part of evidence," Markle remarked. "You can see it, so we can make sure we, we're on the same page. This is, we showed the incident from front to back and, uh, with your own eyes you get to see it, we did allow them, they can take notes and ask questions, I opened it up for question's afterwards, if they need clarification for everybody there."
Chief Markle said he doesn't know when the body camera footage will be available to the public, a timeline that would depend upon the investigation into the incident.